Education and Curriculum

The Surgical Critical Care Fellow is exposed to a broad depth of patients and pathology. The Fellow will spend the majority of their training in the Trauma/Neuro and Med/Surg ICUs. The fellow will spend two months on the Trauma and Acute Care service (CTACC) as a junior attending. Additional time is spent in the CVICU mastering advanced cardiac critical care including Impella, Ventricular Assist Devices, and Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation.

Core Rotations
Trauma / Neuro / Med-Surg ICU 8 months
Trauma / Acute Care Surgery 2 months
Cardiovascular ICU 1 months
Elective 1 month


Elective Options
The Fellow may also tailor their experience through their elective choice(s) with 1 month and 2 week electives. Options include:
Cardiac Surgery 1 month
Vascular Surgery 1 month
Echocardiography 2 weeks
Interventional Radiology 2 weeks


The SCC Fellow participates in the monthly combined Critical Care Conferences: Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality, and Journal Club. The Fellow is also encouraged to participate in the monthly Trauma Systems and weekly Department of Surgery conferences, although this is not mandatory.

The SCC Fellow is given a travel stipend to travel to the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Annual Scientific Assembly to learn about research Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care, and Injury Prevention.